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Post Hurricane Wilma Cruise...

Discussion in 'General Yachting Discussion' started by YachtForums, Oct 31, 2005.

  1. YachtForums

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    OK... it's time to get ready for a Boat Show! The final pics are from Sunday, October 30th. Bahia Mar is bustling with pre-show activity...

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  2. YachtForums

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    Unfortunately, I didn't have enough fuel to cruise down New River, where so many of Lauderdale's largest yards are located. Because most of these yards are "covered", i.e. steel frame & aluminum siding, they probably sustained some level of damage. We'll know more in time.

    Wilma is said to be the 3rd most costliest hurricane in history, behind Andrew and Katrina. I think the long term effects may prove more costly, i.e. the difficulty in obtaining insurance for homes (and boats) and the subsequent effect on values.

    We'll see...
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    very nice building this; japanese?
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    what's this red hulled boat? (the right one of the two)
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    Thanks for the quick tour up/down river Carl. Appreciate the time taken to do so :)
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    Unbelivable photographs, in what must be very difficult circumstances. Thanks for showing them.
  7. YachtForums

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    Erik,

    The red-hulled boats are from TowBoatUS. Not sure on the make & model. And yes, the Benihana is Japanese. I grew up 6 houses away from this restaurant, which was originally started/owned by Rocky Iocki (from the offshore racing fame of the 70's).

    Stupid short story: When the Benihana was built (circa 1973), they promoted it by running a competition on radio commercials. If you could guess how many tiles were on the roof, you could win a Rolls Royce! I sat on top of the Commercial Blvd Bridge many afternoons trying to count those tiles!:rolleyes:
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    You're welcome! :)

    As sad as the images seem, they were more isolated in nature. The damage is not that severe, it's just that the majority of people had some damage, minor or more.
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  10. Pascal

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    Wasn’t that bad ... only a foot on top of the dock here at dinner key, Miami E5F58C51-7707-4254-9059-2FCD032E9FA7.jpeg 0B8CFE99-5A28-42AF-8278-6B4852C2325F.jpeg 4C93AEBA-DADC-42B3-A4BB-C2AEC02537BB.jpeg
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    Aftermath... this was an alum boat named seafari

    And a Ferretti which cracked but stay afloat. The sinker behind is a Bertram 9DBF38F7-187C-49BC-BD12-AC4C6A1028D9.jpeg 1AF61BD9-FD31-4429-A2F4-339F129BB402.jpeg 33805DBA-BDAC-43FC-91B9-3B314502D789.jpeg
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    Even sea tow’s office

    stayed on my boat adjusting lines ...

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    Back then the piers had wood boards. Most floated away. I spent about 10 hours with two neighbors scavenging boards and putting them in so we could walk down the dock. Plenty of gaps...